The Big Crack: Joint ACG/CFA Event


Event Details


June 26, 2014 5 PM - 9 PM EDT

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It has now been several years since the economy emerged out of the previous recession. While not back to the "normal" levels of activity we saw prior to the crash, business has come back solidly. There is already speculation about when the good times will end and this event will bring together leading commercial lenders and equity sponsors to discuss how to be on the lookout for trends leading up to the Crack. The conversation will also focus on the opportunities that will be available when things go south. This is a must attend event for anyone who wants to be prepared to succeed in the next downturn.


Béla Szigethy, Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Riverside Company 
The Riverside Company is a 26 year old private equity firm investing in premier   companies at the smaller end of the middle market. As of March 31, 2014,   Riverside managed 4.4 billion of capital, had acquired more than 340   companies, and employed more than 220 people in offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Riverside's lifetime realized transactions have generated a net IRR of 41% and a net cash-on-cash return of 2.2x.

BANKING PANEL - Toolkit for an All-Weather Portfolio: Post-Crisis Lessons Smart Credit Managers Have Learned

Both credit and equity markets have been on a tear for the last three years, but experienced participants know good times won't last forever. Our panelists will share their thoughts on:
  • What are the risks and opportunities for investors are in the current market
  • How are portfolios faring and what decisions are managers making to ensure sound credit outcomes
  • What tools are managers using to succeed over the long run
Moderator: Randy Schwimmer, Editor, The Lead Left
Jeff McLane, President, Bank of America Business Capital
Lee Minor
, Director, Loan Sales & Syndications, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Andy Moser, President & CEO, Salus Capital Partners

PRIVATE EQUITY PANEL - Private Equity Resilience: Creating Value in Cyclical Downturns

As compared to their competitors, best-in-class private equity firms provide superior IRRs to their limited partners in market downturns.  We will address several contributing factors to these firms' success.

- Adapting to changing economic environments without changing strategic direction
- Maintaining and adhering to core competencies, investment strategy and financial principles
- Reinvesting in portfolio companies: identifying more reasonably priced 'add-on' acquisitions

Moderator, Bob Goldsmith, President & CEO, BCMS
Dan Bonoff
, Partner, Goode Partners
Glenn Harrison, Partner, Praesidian Capital
Sean E. Mooney, Partner, SFW Capital Partners
Daniel F. Ryan, Principal and Head of Business Development, Milestone Partners

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Registration
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Banking Panel
5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Private Equity Panel 
6:45-8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception


Special Thanks to Our Conference Co--Chairs:
Charles Garoklanian, Senior Vice President, PNC Business Credit - Northeast Manager
Martin Hyman, Senior Vice President, Business Development, People's United Business Capital
Marshall C. Stoddard, Jr., Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Hosted by: ACG
New York